Jameis Winston Absent From Bucs' Marketing Promotions

According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Jameis Winston will not have a mural around Raymond James Stadium for the first time since his rookie season in 2015.

by Tampa Bay Times
by Tampa Bay Times

Winston will serve a three-game suspension this season for violating the NFL's personal player conduct policy, stemming from an incident in 2016, where he allegedly inappropriately touched a female Uber driver.

Winston isn't just missing from the murals, the Buccaneers have decided to not include their quarterback among any of their marketing promotions, including in videos released by the team last week.

This doesn't mean that the Bucs will not use Winston's likeness in promotional material at all this year, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Winston is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020, and there is a “growing sense of angst” in Tampa Bay.

by Instagram: @jaboowins3
by Instagram: @jaboowins3

This, of course, is not the first time Winston has been the center of controversy. From numerous allegations of sexual assault, to shoplifting, Winston doesn't seem to have matured since entering the NFL.

While a decision probably hasn't been made concerning Winston's future in Tampa Bay, he will truly be under the microscope this season. He has been unable to act as the face of the franchise in any capacity, on or off of the field.

Winston has failed to make the playoffs in his first three seasons in the NFL and is 18-27 as as a starter.

He has a lot to prove to the Bucs, and not much time.